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First Elizabeth line passenger train comes to Ilford

PUBLISHED: 13:39 09 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:34 09 March 2017

The first Elizabeth line passenger train come to Ilford. Picture: Transport for London.

The first Elizabeth line passenger train come to Ilford. Picture: Transport for London.

Transport for London.

The first Elizabeth line passenger train was hauled to Ilford this week.

It was pulled by locomotive from Leicestershire to Wembley and then travelled to Ilford on its own.

A Transport for London (TfL) spokesman said: “The passenger train will now be used for further testing and driver training before carrying its first customers on the TfL Rail route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield from May this year.

“The first train is seven-carriages long but all trains will eventually be nine-carriages long when all platforms have been extended.”

The Elizabeth line will be fully operational in December 2018 when the central stations and tunnels under London open.

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